Chris Hedges, David Swanson, et al Interviews in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (#Unity4J)

WikiLeaks Julian Assange

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

#Unity4J on Jul 15, 2018

In a world of divide and conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance.

Friends of publisher Julian Assange are bringing together a diverse group of high-profile supporters of all political stripes in this online vigil event to advocate for Julian’s freedom and protection.

As has been widely reported, WikiLeaks’ Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange has had his human rights of freedom of association and to freely communicate restricted at the Ecuadorean Embassy, in which he is arbitrarily detained. This includes the ability for him to receive visitors, and all phone signals are being electronically jammed.

There have also been countless reports of an imminent threat to his liberty in recent weeks, suggesting he is in danger of being expelled from the embassy and extradited to the United States to face espionage charges (which can invoke the death penalty).

His friends, supporters and loved ones find this unacceptable and are again coming together to demand Julian’s access to them be restored immediately, his political asylum respected and his human rights restored.

We are calling upon members of the public in the UK to undertake solidarity actions at the Ecuadorian Embassy (3 Hans Crescent, opposite Harrods. Nearest tube station: Knightsbridge) to show their support for Julian.

Everyone unable to attend the Embassy in person is encouraged to support these online events to help raise awareness about Julian’s situation. Please amplify the hashtags: #Unity4J and #ReconnectJulian and share this video everywhere.

Excerpt at 38:37: (regarding censorship of the Left journalism)

“… and the elites are astute enough to realize that nobody’s buying their shit anymore and so therefore they don’t really have a counter-argument to their critics and so their critics have to be silenced. The way they’re going to do it and they’re using the same technique to go after WikiLeaks is by saying that we all work for Vladimir Putin.”

11 David Swanson Interviewed by Suzie Dawson in #Unity4J-2.0 Vigil

with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 22, 2018

#Unity4J on Jul 14, 2018


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

#Unity4J 2.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange – Part 1

Suzi 3D on Jul 7, 2018

In a world of divide and conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance.

INTERVIEW #1         6:12 – 0:50:25 Ross Cameron
INTERVIEW #2  1:03:05 – 1:51:00 Graham Elwood
INTERVIEW #3  1:53:50 – 2:58:37 Kim Dotcom
INTERVIEW #4  3:19:46 – 3:49:44 Mark Crispin Miller
INTERVIEW #5  3:57:35 – 4:55:26 Daniel Ellsberg
INTERVIEW #6  5:00:55 – 5:52:09 Tim Black
INTERVIEW #7  5:56:08 – 6:49:24 Mark Sleboda
INTERVIEW #8  7:05:30 – 7:52:20 Peter Van Buren
INTERVIEW #9  7:56:15 – 8:49:30 Niko House
INTERVIEW #10  8:55:46 – 9:54:00 Scott Horton
INTERVIEW #11  9:58:00 – 10:53:25 David Swanson

#Unity4J Theme Song: Kill The Messenger by @JamesGetsIt & @V4V4pid – listen to it on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jamesgetsit/kill-the-messenger

For more details visit: http://Unity4J.com/ For credible information about Julian and WikiLeak’s legal situation please visit iamwikileaks.org and justice4assange.com.

#Unity4J 2.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange – Part 2

Suzi 3D on Jul 7, 2018

INTERVIEW #12        4:06 – 56:10 Ray McGovern (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #13  1:06:35 – 1:59:25 Dmitry Babich (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #14  2:06:26 – 2:54:15 Lee Stranahan (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #15  3:01:26 – 3:57:14 H.A. Goodman (Host: Suzie Dawson)
(Stream down: 3:46:27 – 3:54:50)
INTERVIEW #16  3:57:23 – 4:50:32 Caitlin Johnstone (Host: Suzie Dawson)

#Unity4J 2.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange – Part 3

Suzi 3D on Jul 8, 2018

INTERVIEW #17     40:55 – 1:30:35 Felicity Ruby
INTERVIEW #18  1:34:04 – 2:32:46 Dame Cathy Vogan
INTERVIEW #19  2:36:45 – 3:41:45 Slavoj Zizek
INTERVIEW #20  3:44:45 – 4:20:56 Craig Murray
INTERVIEW #21  4:38:44 – 5:34:32 Simon Floth
INTERVIEW #22  5:37:30 – 6:26:30 Bill Binney
INTERVIEW #23  6:35:22 – 7:30:20 Ciaron O’Reilly

#Unity4J 2.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange – Part 4

Suzi 3D on Jul 9, 2018

INTERVIEW #24    17:30 – 1:11:33 Ron Placone (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #25  1:16:08 – 2:08:45 Kevin Zeese (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #26  2:13:30 – 3:09:50 Cynthia McKinney (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #27  3:14:46 – 4:09:35 George Galloway (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #28  4:23:05 – 5:11:33 Jamarl Thomas (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #29  5:17:15 – 5:47:07 Cassandra Fairbanks (Host: Elizabeth Lea Vos)
INTERVIEW #30  5:55:38 – 6:18:13 Alastair Thompson (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #31  6:40:04 – 7:11:53 Cian Westmoreland (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #32  7:20:55 – 8:17:05 Chris Hedges (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #33  8:26:44 – 9:12:47 Mehdi Taileb (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #34  9:20:00 – 10:22:54 Vivian Kubrick (Host: Suzie Dawson)
INTERVIEW #35  10:22:55 – 11:13:23 Father Dave (Host: Suzie Dawson)

see also:

Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next? by Glenn Greenwald, July 21, 2018

Call out for global emergency actions at U.S. Embassies if Assange is evicted, July 20, 2018

Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’ own sources tell RT’s editor-in chief, July 20, 2018

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom by Chris Hedges, July 16, 2018

From the archives:

John Pilger: The Persecution of Julian Assange Must End + Transcript

Paul Street, Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Bruce Dixon: Imagining an Authentic 21st Century U.S. Left (Left Forum 2018) (Both Hedges (46:24) and Dixon (1:05:04) mention the current censorship in their talks on this video.)

John Pilger: Ecuador’s Talks With UK Over Assange ‘Defame Country’s Good Name’ + Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuador’s Embassy is Under Threat

Red Alert: Don’t Let The Internet Turn Into Cable TV (Updated)

If There is No Freedom of Speech for Julian Assange, There is No Freedom of Speech for Any of Us by John Pilger

John Pilger: Blocking Internet Access for Julian Assange is a War on Freedom of Speech

Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship

David Swanson: This Criminal Enterprise Is The Number One Destroyer Of The Environment (#NoWar2017)

Glenn Greenwald: Prosecuting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Killer Drone by David Swanson

Ecuador’s Decision on Julian Assange’s Request For Asylum: YES!

“Collateral Murder” Video allegedly shows US forces killing two reporters and six others By Daniel Tencer

10 thoughts on “Chris Hedges, David Swanson, et al Interviews in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (#Unity4J)

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  4. The recent farrago in the UK parliament over waiving the assurance of the US not to exercise the death penalty in the matter of the so-called Isis ‘beatles gang’ extradition is, in my estimation possibly a pretext and precedent to clear the way for Julian Assange to be surrendered and even sentenced to death in the US….we need to be exceptionally vigilant.

  5. If people don’t unite now to fight for basic liberties we will lose them forever. Assange has not broken the law. The US has no right to pursue him. We need to say ‘No more’ to this bully state.

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